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March 12, 2021
With clock ticking before exit deadline, U.S. appears poised to postpone troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
Source: The Washington Post
Journalists Missy Ryan, Karen DeYoung, Susannah George
The United States appears poised to extend its troop presence in Afghanistan beyond a May 1 deadline agreed to last year with the Taliban, as it races to secure an interim peace deal that could end America’s longest war and allow President Biden to move toward an elusive foreign policy goal.
Deliberations about the fate of the 2,500 U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan grow increasingly urgent as the administration approaches the deadline. The Trump administration in February 2020 agreed to the May withdrawal following negotiations with the Taliban.
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